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About Gavin Kitching

Gavin Kitching is head of the school of politics & international relations at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He was a pioneer in the field of African studies. His books include Class and Economic Change in Kenya (1980), Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective (1982), Marxism and Science: Analysis of an Obsession (1994), Seeking Social Justice through Globalization: Escaping a Nationalist Perspective (2001), and Wittgenstein and Society: Essays in Conceptual Puzzlement (2003).

Articles by Gavin Kitching

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The modernisation myth

The determinism of Francis Fukuyama's reheated modernisation theory does not fit the historical experience of the contemporary middle east, says Gavin Kitching.
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